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Guide To Prague Weather by Month
Ready to explore Prague’s beautiful castles and dreamy Baroque cathedrals? Before booking your next flight to the city, arm yourself with Prague’s weather information to make the most out of your visit.
The Four Seasons in Prague
Prague has four distinct seasons throughout the year. Some seasons are great for tourists, while others are reserved only for the bravest of travelers.
Winter (November to February)
Prague is almost free of tourists in these months. Daily temperatures average 30 degrees Fahrenheit. When visiting during winter, arm yourself with warm clothing and minimize staying outdoors.
Spring (March to May)
Prague weather is mild during spring and tourists start trickling in. Temperatures reach between 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s warm enough to go outside and sightsee. At night, temperatures still drop to the 30s.
Summer (June to August)
Summer in Prague means the city turns green. Temperatures are mild within early July to August, averaging 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It gets warmer towards the tail end of August.
Autumn/Fall (September to October)
Autumn or fall is the best time to visit Prague. You’ll get blue skies and it’s only towards the end of the season when the weather turns chilly. Average temperature falls between 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Weather By Month in Prague
January in Prague is peak wintertime. Average temperatures run between 23 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This is also the coldest month, so unless you have specific reasons, you might want to steer clear from visiting during this time due to the extreme temperature.
However, if you don’t mind the bitter frost, it’s good to be prepared during your stay. For one, pack clothing layers to keep yourself nice and toasty against the cold winter breeze. Shirts under sweaters, thermal wear if you tend to feel cold, along with thick socks, boots, and a long coat are a necessity. Also have gloves handy to beat cold hands.
Prague is generally a walkable city. However, if it’s too cold outside, take advantage of Prague’s excellent transportation system.
Another thing to note is that while there’s hardly any rain during this time, snow is to be expected. Prague gets around 11 days of snow during each winter month on average.
Despite the cold, a visit in January can be advantageous for budget travelers since hotel prices are much lower during this time compared to other tourist months.
February in Prague serves as the last winter month. Temperatures are still cold during this period, running as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit, so don’t chuck your gloves and warm jacket just yet.
By March, the winter frost starts to melt, and Prague comes alive. It’s still a frosty month but the temperatures are starting to rise, settling between the middle 40s to 60s.
April is a fantastic month for Prague. There’s warm weather and lots of sunshine. Snow can sprinkle once in a while too. Temperatures during April run at a high of 62 degrees Fahrenheit.
May weather in Prague is ideal for sightseeing. It’s warm in the daytime, which is perfect for parks. There are rainy days mixed in but mostly in the afternoons. Average temperatures for May hovers at 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prague officially enters summer in June. Summer days are long with fantastic warm weather. It’s the best month to explore the countryside and visit castles or chateaus. The temperature is a comfy 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
July is peak summer in Prague. It’s one of the warmest months of the year. However, Prague weather is fickle so chance thunderstorms and rain can drop in. Temperatures average a high of 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
August is the warmest month in Prague. Travelers get nine to ten hours of sunshine, making it perfect for outdoor activities. Temperatures average a low of 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
September in Prague means cooler weather is on the horizon. Tourists dwindle and the days get shorter. Temperatures average a high of 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Travelers avoiding summer heat can visit Prague in October. Temperatures are cooler at 56 degrees Fahrenheit while hotel prices are lower compared to other months.
Prague in November means the city is quiet with no crowds. It’s great for seeing landmarks like Prague Castle or The Charles Bridge. Temperatures go as low as 34 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prague weather in December is cold, with temperatures averaging a high of 39 degrees Fahrenheit. Stay comfortable in jackets, thermal wear, and sweaters.
Activities You Can Do in Prague No Matter the Weather
Exploring Prague museums is something you can do year-round. Art lovers can visit the National Gallery of Prague while those who love history can check out the Museum of Communism.
Visit in May and catch the Prague Food Festival. This yearly event brings the best chefs and restaurants together. It spans three days with nothing but amazing local and international cuisine.
The Christmas Market
Every year, the Christmas Market opens at the end of November and runs until early January. It’s held at Old Town Square where makeshift booths sell trinkets, holiday pastries, and hot mulled wine, among others. It’s a must experience for Prague travelers.